The Greenwood Food Bank is moving into a much larger space this weekend and expanding its programs. Two members of the Seattle Mariners will join a team of high school leaders at 11 a.m. next Thursday, June 3, to pass out food at the new Volunteers of America Community Resource Center, 9041 Greenwood Ave. N.
Major Leaguers Ryan Rowland-Smith and Mike Sweeney of the Seattle Mariners and high school student leaders from the Seattle Action Team will step up to the plate to help hungry families and seniors at the North Seattle Food Bank. Ballplayers and Action Team® captains will transform the food bank into a ballpark of produce and nutritional food while food bank customers round the bases to receive a three-day supply of emergency food.
They will also sort and bag food that will be delivered to home-bound seniors. In addition to providing emergency food, Volunteers of America Western Washington’s two local food banks also coordinate a home-delivery program that delivers to more than 260 home-bound seniors each month.
The Greenwood Food Bank is one of two food banks operated by Volunteers of America Western Washington, which combined serve more than 6,000 individuals each month with an emergency food supply.
Administered by Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust, the Action Team program encourages young people throughout the United States to volunteer in their communities.